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Favia leptophylla

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Favia leptophylla. Brazil. Showing the typically smooth surface of a large massive colony. Photograph: Charlie Veron.

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lexID:
4390 
AphiaID:
288073 
Scientific:
Favia leptophylla 
German:
Hirnkoralle 
English:
Knob Coral 
Category:
Sten koraller LPS 
Family tree:
Animalia (Kingdom) > Cnidaria (Phylum) > Anthozoa (Class) > Scleractinia (Order) > Faviidae (Family) > Favia (Genus) > leptophylla (Species) 
Initial determination:
Verrill, 1868 
Occurrence:
Mozambique, Brasilien 
Sea depth:
Meter 
Size:
bis zu 25cm 
Temperature:
24°C - 27°C 
Food:
fytoplankton, Plankton, Zooxantheller/Lys 
Tank:
~ 200 Liter 
Difficulty:
There are no reports available yet that this animal has already been kept in captivity successfully 
Toxicity:
Toxic hazard unknown 
CITES:
Appendix II ((commercial trade possible after a safety assessment by the exporting country)) 
Red List:
Data deficient (DD) 
Related species at
Catalog of Life
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Author:
Publisher:
Meerwasser-Lexikon.de
Created:
Last edit:
2019-04-12 17:39:47 

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Favia leptophylla Verrill, 1868

Characters: Colonies are massive, flattened rather than hemispherical and commonly over one metre across. Corallites are compact, neatly rounded and uniform in size. Septo-costae are exsert and are equal and uniformly spaced.

Colour: Uniform dark grey with pale grey oral discs.

Habitat: Shallow reef environments.

Abundance: Generally uncommon.

Similar species: Favia favus , Favia marshae

Source reference: Veron (2000). Taxonomic references: Laborel (1969), Amaral (1992). Additional identification guide: Hetzel and Castro (1994).

Synonymised names:
Heliastraea aperta Verrill, 1868 (synonym)
Montastraea aperta (Verrill, 1868) (synonym, previous combination)
Orbicella aperta (Verrill, 1868) (synonymy)

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